The Chequers sign on Broad Street. Oxford

This is a view of Broad Street in Oxford with the sign for the Chequers Pub in the foreground. The Chequers is actually down one of the narrow side alleys off the High Street, one of several old pubs in this part of town. The sign itself is quite qwerky, consisting of the chequred shield, […]

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Urban sketching – The ‘Liason’ Restaurant on Castle St. Oxford

For a change I travelled into Oxford today, to visit the library, the Gloucester Green Market and as it happens – to do some townscape sketching. Settling for a spot on Castle Street, I set to drawing the semi derilict former Chinese ( Cantonese,Peking & Szechen) restaurant. This building is next to the Whetherspoons on […]

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The George Hotel, Dorchester on Thames

A couple of weeks ago I managed to have a day out and part of that was to visit Dorchester on Thames, which is about 10 miles south of Oxford. Dorchester on Thames is probably best known for its Abbey but it also has a fine collection of old houses and buildings, amongst them is […]

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Drawing Combe from the Green

These longer days and warmer weather make it easier to get out to do some drawing and the photo above is of my drawing in the Oxfordshire village of Combe. Combe seems like a fairly quiet place generally and I pretty much had the whole of the village green to myself whilst drawing. There is […]

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Sketching The Rusty bicycle Pub

While out having some lunch at one of my favourite cafes, on the Magdalen Road in East Oxford, I also took the opportunity to draw the pub opposite. Above is my sketch in situ and below is my drawing of ‘The Rusty Bicycle’. If you are wondering, yes that is indeed an old bicycle hanging […]

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